John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham

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John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham, Kent, funeral director in Kent
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A family-owned funeral directors, John Weir provides premium quality funeral services for the Rainham community.

Latest Verified Reviews

David Elvy 19th Feb 2020

The funeral went as well as it possibly could and this was due in large part to the professionalism of John Weir staff. All our wishes were adhered to and the communication leading up to the day was excellent. Thanks goes to Anna at the Rainham branch for being so efficient and kind and for all the guys on the day for making it all run smoothly. We have no hesitation in recommending this company, all round excellent service.

Meziara Khodabux 18th Feb 2020

Very professional. From the moment we entered the office I could feel it was a safe space. I felt completed supported and nothing was too much. On the day of the funeral we were handled with extreme care and attention. The smallest gestures were so appreciated. Thank you so much for all your help.

Dawn Burrows 11th Feb 2020

Thank you for making our sad day , as stress free as it could be . Your service was excellent, and would recommend. 

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
130-132 High Street
Rainham
Kent
ME8 8AR

About Us

An independent family business owned and managed by John and Beverly Weir, who employ no fewer than five qualified funeral directors, each holding a National Association of Funeral Directors diploma.

John began his funeral career in 1969 and holds a diploma in Funeral Directing. He is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). John Weir Funeral Directors is also the first funeral director in Kent to be invited to join the international organisation, Selected Independent Funeral Homes.

We will be pleased to provide you help and support, from a prearranged to an “at need” funeral, either in the comfort of your own home or at one of our offices. Our Rainham branch opens Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, and it is managed by funeral director Debbie Anderson.

This office won the Golden Charter award in the category “Regional Funeral Planners of The Year 2015”.

Latest Obituaries

Peter Thomas Kent

Aug 1952 - Dec 2020

Susan Anne Parker

Apr 1965 - Dec 2020

Peter Edward West

Sep 1935 - Dec 2020

Christopher Robin Moss 'Robin'

Jul 1936 - Nov 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 David Elvy 19th Feb 2020

    The funeral went as well as it possibly could and this was due in large part to the professionalism of John Weir staff. All our wishes were adhered to and the communication leading up to the day was excellent. Thanks goes to Anna at the Rainham branch for being so efficient and kind and for all the guys on the day for making it all run smoothly. We have no hesitation in recommending this company, all round excellent service.

  • 5 Meziara Khodabux 18th Feb 2020

    Very professional. From the moment we entered the office I could feel it was a safe space. I felt completed supported and nothing was too much. On the day of the funeral we were handled with extreme care and attention. The smallest gestures were so appreciated. Thank you so much for all your help.

  • 5 Dawn Burrows 11th Feb 2020

    Thank you for making our sad day , as stress free as it could be . Your service was excellent, and would recommend. 

  • 5 Sue Desson 8th Feb 2020

    Very helpful and courteous service from start to finish. We were kept informed and they made a very difficult situation much easier to deal with.

  • 5 Stephen Fullagar 3rd Feb 2020

    John Weir carried out my father’s funeral last week (and my mother’s some 9 years ago). I can only describe the service we received throughout as “perfect”. Particular thanks go to Deana and Ben. Regards Steve Fullagar

  • 5 Julie Hambelton 3rd Feb 2020

    My sister and I were extremely pleased with the service and support we had from everyone at John Weir. Sharon was very helpful and caring in helping us to arrange mum’s funeral & updated us continually. On the day all the drivers were so considerate to us. I must single out Kevin, who also did my dad’s funeral, and was wonderful in his organisation & compassion. Overall a very professional and caring experience. 

  • 5 Linda Loines 28th Jan 2020

    Thank you so much to the whole team, especially Anna who was so helpful at a very difficult time.

  • 5 Lisa Monk 26th Jan 2020

    I couldn't ask for anymore, from when my husband went over to the hands of john Weir and his amazing staff I felt very much at ease, he was treated like a king . Thankyou all and being very kind and caring to me and my family. On the day of the funeral was perfect Again his staff who drove the cars are something to be proud of thay are brilliant . Thankyou lisa monk.

  • 5 Susan Lynch 20th Jan 2020

    The funeral was very well organised and all the staff who works for Mr Weir were exceptional. Anna Daltrey was so very kind and so well organised that she made Dad's passing so much easier. She went well over the top of what is expected and she is certainly the diamond that works for Mr Weir. Nothing was too much trouble and through her ability for organisation and the little details made our experience so much easier to bear.

  • 5 Brenda Aston 7th Jan 2020

    The care, advice & professional service I had from John Weir certainly helped me & my family through a very difficult time. I really cannot thank them enough for arranging everything & also recommending Bridget Sapiano, the Celebrant, who gave us an excellent celebration of life service

  • 5 Dorothy Mary Soal 16th Dec 2019

    It was much easier than I thought it would be a lady who dealt with us was very Kind 

  • 5 Sue Skirth 16th Dec 2019

    Unfortunately i have had to use John Weir services twice in the last six months but both times they have provided an excellent sympathetic but ultimately professional service of the highest standard.

  • 5 Gareth David Kitney 13th Dec 2019

    I used John Weir after asking local friends and family for recommendations. John Weir, and specifically my contact, Sharon have been excellent. Telephoning me when I needed to do something or make a decision. Always explaining what would happen. And recommending excellent florists (Ascot)  and minister (Melvyn). I would recommend their services to anyone else but do hope I don’t need them again for a long while. 😄

  • 5 Peter Dickinson 10th Dec 2019

    very professional helped us through a difficult time

  • 5 James Dymott 25th Nov 2019

    Excellent service much appreciated. Special thanks to Anna for assisting with funeral preparations. Also to the team involved on the day of the funeral. We were treated with much respect & helpfulness throughout.

  • 5 Claire Russell 25th Nov 2019

    This is the third time we have used your services. We cannot thank you all enough for your compassion and kindness through what is such a difficult and sad time for us all. From the day we walked in to sort mums funeral arrangements to the actual day we said goodbye you were all so amazing to us. We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You all did our mum so proud. Anna you are such a lovely person who never left mums side until the very end. We are eternally grateful to you. John weir are the best xx

  • 5 Stephen Alan Sims 22nd Nov 2019

    I found the services of John Weir to be excellent, taking care of the arrangements of my father's funeral in a truly sympathetic manner.  I would especially like to mention our celebrant Bridget, who was a perfect fit in leading the service on the day of the funeral.

  • 5 Susan Anne Smith 3rd Nov 2019

    Truly excellent service. Everything taken care of to a very high standard.    Would highly recommend  to anyone. Thank you everyone.

  • 5 Chris Baker 26th Oct 2019

    Highly recommended

  • 5 Patrick Jonathan Bishenden 19th Oct 2019

    The service we received from John weir was outstanding a family run company that treated my mum and our family if it was theirs. Special thanks to Sharon and Shane who dealt with us.

  • 5 Susan Debono 11th Oct 2019

    Amazing, professional service.  During the most emotional time, we were guided through the whole process.  Resulting in a funeral that our loved one would have been proud of.  We can’t thank every member of John Weir enough.

  • 5 Nick & Terry shakalli 7th Oct 2019

    funeral from start to finish was excellent.

  • 5 Rita Gore 5th Oct 2019

    Every thing from start to finish was wonderfully excellent service so kind and careing could not get any better

  • 5 Sally Ann Webb 5th Oct 2019

     Very good service and caring. Couldn’t fault anything.

  • 5 Sue Skirth 10th Sep 2019

    Deana and Kevin were with me all the way. So caring and thoughtful at a very difficult time. My thanks to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
130-132 High Street
Rainham
Kent
ME8 8AR

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

David Elvy 19th Feb 2020

The funeral went as well as it possibly could and this was due in large part to the professionalism of John Weir staff. All our wishes were adhered to and the communication leading up to the day was excellent. Thanks goes to Anna at the Rainham branch for being so efficient and kind and for all the guys on the day for making it all run smoothly. We have no hesitation in recommending this company, all round excellent service.

Meziara Khodabux 18th Feb 2020

Very professional. From the moment we entered the office I could feel it was a safe space. I felt completed supported and nothing was too much. On the day of the funeral we were handled with extreme care and attention. The smallest gestures were so appreciated. Thank you so much for all your help.

Dawn Burrows 11th Feb 2020

Thank you for making our sad day , as stress free as it could be . Your service was excellent, and would recommend. 

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